Eat This, Not That
Sister Sue, from Earthworks, asked Kindergartners to learn more about healthy ingredients they could put into a granola bar. They then decided to promote and sell the healthy granola bars.
How can we, as Kindergartners, get others to eat healthy?
HW.K.8 2007 - Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.
EL.K.7.1 2006Understand and follow one- and two-step spoken directions.
EL.K.7.2 2006Share information and ideas, speaking in complete, coherent sentences.
EL.K.5.1 2006Draw pictures and write words for a specific reason.
Students will learn about healthy foods and decide which ingredients would be good to include in a healthy granola bar. They will then advertise this bar and sell it at the WDA Health Fair and Earthworks Market.
Into the Woods
How can we learn about the animals living around us?
K.W.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
SCI.K.3.1 Observe and draw physical features of common plants and animals.
SCI.K.3.2 Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body coverings, size, weight, color, and the way they move.
Students will be challenged to compare different animals by where they live, their shapes, texture of body coverings, and the way they move. They will organize a fund raiser to make money for our school to adopt an animal from the Potawatomi Zoo. Nature walks and making observations will be a big part of this project.
Students were taken on a nature walk around the school grounds and asked to make observations. They had questions about the animals that lived there and want to investigate the animals that made footprints in the soil.
On the Move!
How Do We Get From Here to There?
SS.K.3.2 2007The World in Spatial Terms: Identify maps and globes as ways of representing Earth, and understand the basic difference between a map and a globe.
SS.K.3.1 2007The World in Spatial Terms: Use words related to location, direction, and distance, including here/there, over/under, left/right, above/below, forward/backward and between.
Example: Give and follow simple navigational directions such as walk forward ten steps, turn right and walk between the desks.
Students will investigate different forms of transportation that are used in Plymouth Community.
Where is Nemo?
What lives in or around the ocean?
K.3.1 The World in Spatial Terms: Use words related to location , direction , and distance, including here/there, over.under. left/right, above/below, forward/backward and between.
K.3.2-SS The World in Spacial terms:Identify maps and globes as ways of representing Earth and understand the basic differences between a map and a globe.
K.1.1 Raise questions about the natural world.
K.4.1 Give Examples of plants and animals
K.4.2 Observe plants and animals. Describe how they are alike and different.
Students will leave about the ocean and animals that learn there. They will be creating a diorama and writing a report about what they have learned.
A scuba diver swan through our rooms looking for Nemo. We followed the scuba diver into Mrs. Poor's room where the diver presented our students with the questions "Where is Nemo?" and asked our students if they could help find him.
What are the seasons and what holidays do we celebrate in each season?
SS.K.1.2 Identify celebrations and holidays as a way of remembering and honoring people, events, and America's ethnic heritage.
SS.K.3.5 Physical Systems: Describe and give examples of seasonal weather changes and illustrate how weather affects people and the environment.
SS.K.1.4 Chronological Thinking: Identify and order events that take place in a sequence.
Project Idea: Students will learn about the four seasons and the celebrations in each season.
Students' holiday cards available for purchase at Dorothy's Hallmark Shop in Plymouth.
Dorothy's Hallmark Shop, in Plymouth, is publishing and selling holiday cards made by our very own WDA's kindergarten students! Several students were there for the unveiling of the cards Saturday. Proceeds from the sale of the cards will be donated to Shop With a Cop and Riley Children's Hospital. We will present a check to our charities this Thursday, December 6th, so please check out the cards at Dorothy's Hallmark shop this week.
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Educators & Advisors
The following teachers have been and will continually be trained by the principles of the
Buck Institute For Education for best practices using project-based learning techniques.
Amy Jo Borkholder
Plymouth Community School Corportation